Contact Us/Meet our Staff

Our Address:

5621 Montemalaga Drive,
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Our Phone number:

(310) 378-9449

Email Us:

Pacific Unitarian Board of Trustees: board@pacificunitarian.org

Website Administration: it@pacificunitarian.org

Membership: membership@pacificunitarian.org


REV. STEVE WILSON
Minister

Rev. Steven Wilson is originally from Lexington, MA. He received his Masters in Divinity from Boston University and his bachelor of science at Ithaca College.
 
Steve is a young in spirit, busy, and happy 50 year old.  He is progressive in his politics and old-fashioned in his loyalty to a large core group of family and friends. With the exception of five years in each of New Hampshire, Chicago, and Sydney Australia, and now, here in the South Bay, Steve has lived in the Boston area. He now feels very at home in Southern California.
 
Of Unitarian Universalist, he says, “We as a tradition have a commitment to know and speak of the unknowable deepest truths of life, to hold the vision that there are always more marvelous, important, and provocative things at work than the critical mind will see.”
 
Contact Rev. Steve at minister@pacificunitarian.org

 


SEVERIN BEHNEN
Music Director 

IMG_1011_zps368d96aeSeverin went to college in the Minneapolis / Saint Paul area, earning his BA from Metropolitan State University in St. Paul. He earned a Masters of Arts degree from California Institute of the Arts and his Ph.D. degree in Music Composition from UCLA.

Severin loves a wide variety of musical styles including classical, bluegrass, jazz, avant-garde, and opera. A talented composer, his works have been performed in a variety of venues, including Disney Hall in Los Angeles. He has toured and performed throughout the United States and in Asia. He also teaches Music Theory and Musicianship classes in primary and secondary school levels.

Severin is married to Beth Peterson, and they have a son named Ezra.

Contact Severin at music@pacificunitarian.org

 


GABERIEL SESE
Office Administrator

Gaby GaynairGaby has more than 7 years of Office Administrative experience and has been a wonderful addition at PUC for the last three years. If you have any question in regards to our congregation your first call should be to our office at 310-378-9449 and Gaby would be happy to assist.

 

Contact Gaby at  PUCadmin@pacificunitarian.org

 

 


RANDY KOKAL 
Director of Religious Education 

 

Randy, a UU for more than two decades, has been a three-time Interim Director of Religious Education in the UU church in Costa Mesa. He is fluent and actively working with many of the UU curricula. 

Contact Randy at dre@pacificunitarian.org